MELBOURNE, Australia — Maria Sharapova will get play started on Rod Laver Arena on day one of the Australian Open, and defending champions Caroline Wozniacki and Roger Federer have back-to-back matches in the night session. By John Pye. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Early copy has moved.
LONDON — Manchester United's league position hasn't changed but everything else has under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Surpassing the great Matt Busby in 1946, Solskjaer has now opened his United reign with a club-record six successive victories after beating Tottenham 1-0 in the Premier League on Sunday with 11 second-half saves by goalkeeper David de Gea. By Rob Harris. SENT: 460 words, photos.
— SOC--TOTTENHAM-MAN UNITED — De Gea's saves help United beat Tottenham in Premier League. By Rob Harris. SENT: 460 words, photos.
— SOC--EVERTON-BOURNEMOUTH — Everton beats Bournemouth for 2nd win in 9 league matches. SENT: 130 words, photos.
BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi took his all-time Spanish league scoring record to 400 goals on Sunday. The Argentine scored in a 3-0 win over Eibar to keep defending champion Barcelona comfortably at the top. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 600 words, photos.
— SOC--BARCELONA-EIBAR — Suarez, Messi lead Barca to 3-0 win over Eibar to keep lead. SENT: 240 words, photos.
— SOC--REAL BETIS-REAL MADRID — Ceballos late goal saves Madrid from another slip in Spain. SENT: 360 words, photos.
MOSCOW — World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors' bid to obtain doping data will head into a sixth day in the Russian capital as a WADA panel prepares to rule whether Russia has kept its word on the issue. By James Ellingworth. SENT: 350 words.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has been released from hospital following successful surgery for stomach bleeding. SENT: 130 words.
SOC--ENGLAND-WOMEN'S GAME ABANDONED
LONDON — A women's soccer game between Manchester United and Charlton was abandoned Sunday after an injury to a player. SENT: 135 words.
Inter Milan eased into the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup, although none of its fans were present at San Siro to see the Nerazzurri crush second-division Benevento 6-2. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 520 words, photos.
PARIS — Cesc Fabregas almost had a dream debut for Monaco in the French league only for teammate Youri Tielemans to waste a late golden chance in a 1-1 draw at Marseille on Sunday. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 710 words, photos.
AL AIN, United Arab Emirates — Qatar thrashed North Korea 6-0 on Sunday and advanced to the knockout stages of the Asian Cup after the biggest win in this tournament so far. SENT: 300 words, photos.
Phil Masinga, the former South Africa and Leeds United striker who scored the goal that took his country to the World Cup for the first time, died Sunday. He was 49. By Gerald Imray. SENT: 500 words, photo.
LIMA, Peru — Sebastien Loeb capitalized on an error by Dakar Rally leader Nasser Al-Attiyah to win a second straight stage and rise to second overall on Sunday. SENT: 430 words, photos.
JOHANNESBURG — Quinton de Kock made a free-flowing century at No. 7 on Sunday and equaled his career-best score as South Africa set Pakistan a daunting 381 to win the final test and avoid a series whitewash. Pakistan showed fight and reached 153-3 at stumps on the third day of the third test. It needs 228 more runs with seven wickets in hand. SENT: 600 words, photos.
HONOLULU — Matt Kuchar has a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Sony Open. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By 0400 GMT.
US--SUPER BOWL-HALFTIME SHOW
NEW YORK — The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers at this year's Super Bowl halftime show. SENT: 230 words, photo.
MIAMI — Former Miami Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg, a six-time Pro Bowl selection and member of the only NFL team to achieve a perfect season, has died. He was 71. By Steven Wine. SENT: 310 words, photos.
ADELBODEN, Switzerland — Marcel Hirscher won a World Cup slalom Sunday to set a men's record on the 52-year circuit for most wins by one skier at a single venue. Hirscher's ninth career victory at Adelboden was earned with a second-run charge to victory for the second straight day. SENT: 490 words, photos.
KOENIGSSEE, Germany — Germany is still unbeaten in World Cup bobsled races this season, after Johannes Lochner drove to a victory in a four-man race Sunday. SENT: 230 words, photos.
SIGULDA, Latvia — Latvia won a World Cup luge gold medal for the first time Sunday, prevailing in the team relay. SENT: 130 words.
WASHINGTON — Serge Ibaka hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 140-138 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory. SENT: 270 words, photo.
ATLANTA — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Eric Bledsoe added 24 points and 10 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Hawks 133-114 on Sunday in Mike Budenholzer's return to Atlanta. By George Henry. SENT: 630 words, photos.
PHILADELPHIA — A public address announcer has apologized for a remark about a Native American player during a lacrosse game that he and the team called "insensitive," with both team and league vowing disciplinary action. SENT: 370 words.
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